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Big Bang's Daesung involved in car accident, motorcyclist dead
Police confirm the 22-year-old K-Pop idol was not intoxicated at the time
Big Bang singer Daesung was involved in a car accident on Yanghwa Bridge in Seoul around 1:30 a.m. on May 31, Yonhap news reported this morning. Daesung’s Audi hit a motorcyclist who had collapsed on the ground and then subsequently hit a taxi that was parked next to the motorcyclist's body. Daesung, who is 22, was driving 80 kilometers per hour in a 60 kilometers-per-hour zone at the time of the accident, police said.
According to the police, the taxi driver had stopped his car after spotting the motorcyclist collapsed on the road. Daesung stated that he only realized about the motorcyclist after he stopped his car to check the taxi driver’s safety.
Seoul police confirmed that the taxi driver’s and Daesung’s statements correspond with the evidence recorded on the taxi’s black box recorder. Their respective blood alcohol levels showed that Daesung and the taxi driver were not intoxicated.
“I felt some rattling, so I stopped the car, but the brakes were not working properly,” Daesung told the police.
“The motorcyclist’s time of death is uncertain,” stated a police spokesman. “Daesung’s charge will depend on whether the motorcyclist was already dead or whether he died because of Daesung’s accident.”
The police are investigating the exact details of the accident; an autopsy will be performed to determine the motorcyclist's time of death.